XmlDateTimeSerializationMode Enumeration


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Specifies how to treat the time value when converting between string and DateTime.

Namespace:   System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

public enum XmlDateTimeSerializationMode

Member nameDescription

Treat as local time. If the DateTime object represents a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), it is converted to the local time.


Time zone information should be preserved when converting.


Treat as a local time if a DateTime is being converted to a string.


Treat as a UTC. If the DateTime object represents a local time, it is converted to a UTC.

This enumeration is used by the ToDateTime and ToString methods.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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